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New Administration: Open Mind

For a while, the chairmanship of the Atomic Energy Commission seemed to be the most unpopular top-level job in Washington: the AEC chairman must not only...

Letters: Jan. 20, 1961

Men of the Year Sir: How striking is the similarity between your Men of the Year (1960), the modern scientists, and the early Greek philosophers of 2,500...

Science: Proving the Past

Archaeology once appeared to be the domain of science fictioneers. The digger merely seemed to exercise his imagination in reverse. Instead of forecasting the...

Science: The Moth's Allure

One of nature's most baffling phenomena has been the extraordinary power of female moths to attract mates over long distances. In one experiment, a female...

Science: The Feynman Awards

In the tight little world of U.S. science, Caltech's Richard P. Feynman, 42, is almost as famed for far-out humor as for his professional accomplishments. One...

Milestones: Mar. 1, 1968

Died. 2nd Lieut. Richard W. Pershing, 24, grandson of World War 1's General of the Armies John J. ("Black Jack") Pershing; of combat wounds; near Quang Tri,...

Milestones: Feb. 7, 1969

Married. Alan Paton, 66, South African author and outspoken critic of his nation's apartheid policies (Cry the Beloved Country); and Anne Hopkins, 41, his...

Books: Short Notices: Mar. 18, 1966

MY BROTHER BRENDAN by Dominic Behan. 159 pages. Simon & Schuster. $4.50. The late Irish playwright Brendan Behan (The Hostage) and his younger, less...

Milestones: Apr. 9, 1965

Born. To Stefania Sandrelli, 20, sylphlike innocent angel of Seduced and Abandoned; and a lover whom she refuses to identify: a daughter; in Lausanne,...

Milestones: Sep. 29, 1967

Born. To Princess Joan of Luxembourg, 32, younger daughter of former Treasury Secretary C. Douglas Dillon, and Prince Charles, younger brother of Grand Duke...

Education: Catch for Chicago

When the University of Chicago's Chancellor Lawrence A. Kimpton submitted his resignation last March, a mighty talent hunt gripped the Midway. Out went letters...

Education: Science at Oxbridge

The London Times feared that the upstart invasion might unbalance the ancient fortress of classical learning, and one frosty don complained that another...

Medicine: The Ultimate Parasite

(See Cover) The millions of invaders are borne in by air or water. Judged by the ordinary signs of life—growth, motion, the need for food—they are dead. One...

Letters, may 25, 1959

The Tarheel State Sir: Like other enthusiastic Tarheels, I was greatly pleased with your May 4 article recognizing North Carolina's leadership in the South...

A Letter From The Publisher: Jul. 17, 1964

THE civil rights issue was close to the top of the news almost every place one looked in the U.S. last week—in Washington, throughout the South, and amid the...

Foreign News: A Lost Lady

Lara was "the purest thing in the world," and "nothing equaled her in spiritual beauty." She was like Russia itself: "martyred, stubborn, extravagant, crazy,...

Books: Teller of Tales

DOROTHY AND RED by Vincent Sheean. 363 pages. Houghton Mufflin. $6.95. This memoir begins in the breathless manner of a modern Ouida. The place: Berlin. The...

Research: Two Wets & a Dry

Among the many mysteries of life, none is more baffling than the mechanism by which impulses from the brain are transmitted along nerve fibers and eventually to...

People, Mar. 25, 1957

Names make news. Last week these names made this news: Multimillionaire (TransWorld Airlines, Hughes Aircraft Co., etc.) Howard Hughes, 51, for more than a...

Science: The Secret of Life

(See Cover) Where did you come from, baby dear? Out of the everywhere into the here. Where did you get those eyes so blue? Out of the sky as I came through...